Hardly Business As Usual

Dressmaker of Khair Khana book coverIn times of war, we often examine the bravery of men and the tragedy of women.  Those are powerful stories, but they aren’t the only ones deserving to be told.  What of the women who rise above tragedy and meet the challenge of supporting their families?  Journalist Gayle Tzemach Lemmon invested three years in order to share one family’s enterprise and heroism under Taliban rule in The Dressmaker of Khair Khana.  This is the true story of a determined teenager who found a way not only to provide for her own family but also to enable other women to put food on their tables.  Sarah Zimmerman narrates with an effortless skill that conveys danger, zeal, and remarkable accomplishment.